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Friday, January 13, 2006

Murphy's Laws For The Army - Number Twelve

Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last and never volunteer for anything.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

First!

This soldier has a sound tactical grasp of the situation within the army.
In fact the situation in life.

7:58 am  
Blogger Earth Girl said...

Yep, that never volunteering for anything is quite a good rule for life in general actuly.

8:44 am  
Anonymous Growing Up said...

If only it worked that way with the Army.

9:03 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Anon/EarthGirl/GU - yup I suppose it is a good rule for life. The main exception being the bar - always, always be first at the bar.

1:41 pm  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Murphy makes absolute sense here...even at the bar, you never know, Soldier, y'never know.

3:12 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

Aha, but rules are made to be broken. The key is knowing when and how to do it.

5:51 pm  
Anonymous Stu Savory said...

"Always be FIRST at the bar"...

Well, that's why it's called FIRSTY, innit :-)

7:30 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

GG - I suppose first at the bar means first to pay for the drinks.

Katy - Exactly - although the main purpose of this law is to stop you getting 'spammed' for extra work.

Stu - :-)

6:44 am  
Blogger Elle said...

Probably works in the army but never to volunteer for anything in 'real life' doesn't sit well with me.

If we all had this attitude life would be a sad, selfish place.

10:10 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Laura - I frequently break this 'law'. If I hadn't I wouldn't have been skiing twice and trekking in the Himalyas for next to nothing!

10:39 am  
Blogger fjl said...

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2:28 pm  
Anonymous Kath said...

I never would have met my RM if there hadn't been some "volunteering"

;o)

4:32 pm  
Blogger PI said...

I'm up and running.
Pat

5:04 pm  
Blogger Lennie Briscoe said...

I'm reminded of a phrase:

"Be the grey man"

12:48 pm  

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